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 Locals and visitors can celebrate Amazing Songkran with time-honoured rituals Locals and visitors can celebrate Amazing Songkran with time-honoured rituals

TAT Promoting Traditional Celebrations

Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Open to the New Shades marketing concept is at the heart of Bangkok’s Grand Sogkran Celebrations, as well as at 12 major tourist destinations around the Kingdom.

“Songkran is one of Thailand’s most important festivals,” commented Yuthasak Supasorn, governor, TAT. “It is a time when families celebrate with centuries-old traditions, returning to their family homes for three to five days of making merit and water splashing ceremonies, which invokes sins being washed away with scented water.”

These include festivities at Samut Prakan, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Chon Buri, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Khai, Khon Kaen, Phuket, and Songkhla with event dates varying between April 07 – 20.

In addition, TAT is also supporting this year’s Amazing Songkran festival across five emerging secondary destinations known for their unique traditions when celebrating Thai New Year; Sing Buri, Chanthaburi, Kamphaeng Phet, Kalasin, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Dates also vary between April 11 – 17.